Private William Dumble

Private William Dumble, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 3rd September 1916, aged 20 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Spittal and was the son of William and Isabella Dumble of 65 Middle Street, Spittal and is buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. He fell in the failed attack on the German positions in the farm at Falfont where a promised French bombardment failed to materialise as did their supporting attack. The outcome was predictable and the bravery of the Battalion wasted. The Battalion history remains tight lipped about the French failures. 8 Officers and 146 Other Ranks were killed and 3 Officers and 138 Other Ranks were wounded. His Headstone is inscribed ” But As Long As Life And Memory Last We Will Remember Thee “. The photos show Scottish troops on the Somme.

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